Federal Judge Upholds Government's Decision In Student Loan Dispute

Federal Judge Upholds Government's Decision In Student Loan Dispute

GREENVILLE, S.C. - A federal judge in South Carolina on Nov. 29 dismissed a suit in which a student loan debtor sought review of the Department of Education's (DOE) decision to offset her income tax refunds and Social Security benefits in order to collect on her defaulted Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) loan, finding that the loan is not eligible for a teacher loan forgiveness program (Reina Chavez-Romero v. U.S. Department of Education,  No. 11-01639, D. S.C.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 169258).

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